The tone of his views are the same liberal drivel we've been hearing ever since Vietnam started.
They still don't get it.
When did America stand up and say, "Who wants to fight? Bring it on!"
When has America ever said anything other than, "Don't tread on me. Let us live in peace."
We are not the schoolyard bully, as those who hate us presume. No, we just happen to be the tall kid who happens to be the target of all the bullies. We happen to be the kid who stands up to the bully each time, and knocks his teeth out when he deserves it. That's why they hate us. It's because we hate bullies, and they are bullies.
We didn't ask for the King of England to oppress us for asking for equal rights with our fellow English citizens.
We didn't ask for the King of England to send her fleets to bring us back into the empire by force.
We didn't ask for Europe's wars, and we certainly tried to stay out.
We didn't ask for the Japanese fleet to attack Pearl Harbor.
We didn't ask for the soviets to inflitrate and destroy an asian country who wanted nothing more than independence and security.
We didn't ask for the soviets to inflitrate and destroy another asian country who wanted nothing more than independence and security.
We didn't ask for the "Religion of Peace" to be hijacked by vicious dogs who want nothing more than to oppress the entire earth with a religion of violence.
We didn't ask for Saddam Hussein to invade neighboring countries, fund the terrorists worldwide, and support their efforts.
We didn't ask for Iran to be busily engaged in securing nuclear warheads so they can fit them on North Korean missiles and launch them into Israel and Europe, ensuring a nuclear holocaust.
We didn't ask for this. There is nothing Americans want more than peace. We want it almost at any price. But we will not pay for peace with chains of bondage, subservience, or submission. No, we will pay for peace with blood and with violence. Given the choice, we as a country would rather fight than by subjugated.
Thank God that we still have a country capable of fighting foreign enemies.
Thank God for those boys who spend their youth studying the art and practice of modern warfare so that they can live with the guilt of killing the enemy for the rest of their lives. Meanwhile, I am busy at work, enjoying my life, watching my kids grow up.
I don't know that, put in their position, I would be willing to take the first step into a combat zone, stick my neck out so that I can be shot at, and perhaps bleed and die. I'd like to think I could do it. But I honestly wonder if I could.
And if we as a country forget to fight for freedom, may we be ruled by a tyrannical king who beats us into submission, murders our best and brightest, and steals our treasures!
Thank God for those boys who can, and who will, and who do fight for us and our freedom!
May God bless our troops!
May God curse our enemies, foreign and domestic!
Yes, Juan Cole, I question your patriotism. I even question your allegiance. You are no friend of our country's.